The City of Yellowknife provides a variety of programs and services for seniors.
As a Senior Citizen, can I receive a tax break?
Yes! But you have to apply first. Sections 8 to 13 of Tax Administration By-law No. 4207, as amended, provide Senior Citizens with the opportunity for a tax break. Upon application, the City will exempt a residential dwelling of a Senior Citizen to a maximum of $2,000, where the Senior Citizen is the owner or part owner of the eligible property and ordinarily resides on it. Under this by-law, a Senior Citizen is a person who has attained 65 years of age. The City may require you to provide documentation as proof of eligibility for tax relief. You can apply for the tax relief by visiting the cashier at City Hall or click here.
Are Senior Citizens eligible for parking meter exemption?
Yes! According to section 73(2) of Highway Traffic By-law No. 4063, as amended, Senior Citizens may also apply to get a parking meter exemption sticker if they are the only driver of the vehicle. These parking stickers must be affixed to the lower right hand corner of the windshield of the vehicle. Under this by-law, a Senior Citizen is defined as a person who has attained the age of 60 years. You can apply for parking exemption by visiting the Municipal Enforcement Division at City Hall.
What about Seniors rates for Recreational Skating?
The City offers reduced rates for Senior Citizens for Public Skating. For rates please see Fees and Charges By-law.
How about swimming at Ruth Inch Memorial Pool?
The City also offers reduced rates for Senior Citizens at Ruth Inch Memorial Pool. For rates please see Fees and Charges By-law.
How about walking track at the Fieldhouse?
The City also offers reduced rates for Senior Citizens at the Yellowknife Fieldhouse. For rates please see Fees and Charges By-law.
Are there any community groups in Yellowknife for Seniors?
Yes! The Yellowknife Seniors' Society can be reached at 873-9475, or by visiting the Baker Centre at 5710 - 50 Avenue. You can also check out their website at www.yksenior.ca to find out about more opportunities for Seniors in Yellowknife.